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Miri Lantern
This lantern took a bit of work because of all the metal cutting and drilling I did on it. I love this one. It's for sale but I might keep it if it doesn't sell... Made of a small metal vase, a small glass dish, a small metal dish, and chain.

Shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/ClothofKings…
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Salva Lantern
I think this was the first lantern I made. I love all the curves on it. It's made of a round jar, chain, a ceramic dish, and a candle holder base.
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Praetorius Lantern
Made of a drinking glass, and I guess the metal bits were supposed to be a candle holder anyway. Idk I just get random stuff from thrift stores.

Available in my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ClothofKings…
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Green Glass Lantern
Working with metal and glass is a new thin I'm trying out. This lantern is made of a green bottle and a food can... but hopefully it doesn't look like trash ^_^* One of the simplest designs, but I think it is really cool.
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I am probably going to offend people with this post, but I just feel like I need to say this.

I have a huge problem with people asking me to draft patterns for them. Yeah, sometimes I do it to be nice, but here's the thing: it takes a fair amount of effort, and why should I do it if you're not going to pay me or do anything for me?

I draft patterns for my own use, and then I generously post them online for free use--as a gift to the public. But, I am not a magical pattern fairy. I'm glad that people find my patterns useful, but honestly, I don't do it for people. And I don't see why I should do what everyone else wants me to do if I'm not getting paid for it. And I don't see why I should be taken advantage of because people are too cheap to buy a pattern or too lazy to google for tutorials. I feel that people are acting entitled, assuming that I'll do anything for them because they ask nicely. Well, that's not the case. I'm actually not a very nice person.

Do you go around asking every artist you like for free commissions? How well does that get received? It's a comparable situation.

One of the reasons I post the patterns is with the hope that people can look at them and learn how to make their own. Apparently, it's too much to ask that people can think for themselves! It's so simple! It's simple geometrical shapes and a bit of basic math to get it to fit you. There's no fancy curves or darts or anything that's hard to draw.

I'm sorry if I'm being mean. Most of you guys who follow me are quite excellent, intelligent people, and I feel honored that you've found my patterns to be useful and enjoyable. (And I do love to see what you've made!) I never expected to get as much attention as I have with these patterns, as they got a rather horrid reception when I first started showing them to people on another website (a long time ago).

So anyway, I guess my point is, if you need a pattern for something, for heaven's sake at least try to find one elsewhere before asking me to do work for you. I'm sorry if you don't want to pay for a pattern, but that's life. I've had PLENTY of people tell me I should sell my patterns, and I'm sure I could get money from them, but nevertheless, I have generously continued to offer them for free. Don't be selfish and demand more.

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The-Mrs-Smith Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav: :hug:
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Lithrath Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to say thank you for all the incredible patterns. My LARP group has found them amazing for creating and inspiring our kit (for both our PCs and NPCs).
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daeien Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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poppynka Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
thank you for :+fav: :aww:
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erzebeth-rouge Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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